Lola & Leone Unveils First Amenity Partnership With Royal Blues Hotel

WORKING TOGETHER: Lola & Leone has embarked on its first amenity partnership with the Royal Blues Hotel.
The year-old fragrance brand created by Olga Litvinenko is offering its signature fragrance at the boutique hotel located in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
“The collaboration is our first location in Florida and our first collaboration of this kind,” Litvinenko said. “The hotel is focused on art, food and well-being and that’s something that we emphasize as well.”
The signature scent, which is a blend of wood oils, rose, pear, bergamot and gardenia, will be available for testing in the hotel rooms and for purchase at the hotel’s boutique. The 3.3-oz. bottle retails for $ 195. The brand will also have its soy-based candle, which is infused with the signature scent, available for purchase for $ 72.

The Royal Blues Hotel 

After meeting at a gala, Litvinenko teamed with hotel owner Edward Walson to combine their passions for philanthropy. A portion of the sales of the Lola & Leone products will be donated to a group of 10 charities, including the T.J. Martell Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, among others.
“We both have a similar interest in philanthropy,” Litvinenko said. “We wanted to see how we could work together

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Puma Inks Multiyear Partnership With Porsche Motorsport

FULL THROTTLE: Puma has inked a multiyear partnership with Porsche Motorsport, marking a high-profile addition to its existing partnerships in F1 and other top motorsport segments.
All 24 drivers from the Porsche Works, Juniors and Young Professionals categories will sport fireproof race wear by the brand, Puma said on Wednesday. This comprises the Formula E team and all factory GT racing activities. The pit crews will sport Puma-designed uniforms, with the Puma logo to also feature on race cars.
“We are proud to be partnering with Porsche Motorsport, one of the most successful racing companies with a rich tradition in motorsport,” said Bjørn Gulden, chief executive officer of Puma, which through its subsidiary Branded Sports Merchandising has also obtained the rights to develop, sell and market a range of replica and fan wear products for Porsche Motorsport, spanning apparel, footwear, headwear, accessories and bags.
 

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Converse Extends Partnership With Vince Staples

Vince Staples wanted to do something different.
Although he’s known for wearing Chuck Taylors, the 25-year-old artist from Long Beach, Calif., wanted to update a lesser-known silhouette from the Converse archives: the Thunderbolt, a sneaker that pulls from the brand’s history with running sneakers, which dates back to the 1900s.
“You have the Chuck and the One Star and it was just time to work with a shoe that a lot of people aren’t designing for the brand,” said Staples. “Me being the kind of person I am, I wanted to see what I could do with another silhouette.”
Staples worked with Converse designer Brook Bergland and team on the collection. The sneaker, which comes in a cream and black colorway that Staples said originated from the demo sneaker and they decided to keep it. It retails for $ 110. He also worked on an apparel capsule that includes a varsity jacket, a sweatshirt and track pants — each covered with “Run.” The line retails from $ 350 to $ 90.
“Vince has a very distinct point of view — he sits outside of the traditional definitions one might try to apply to him,” said Jimmy Manley, senior director of special projects at Converse. “He took a

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China wants to strengthen partnership with Portugal – Xi

China wants to strengthen its
relations with Portugal through a strategic partnership that
aims to take advantage of the Iberian country’s important
location along Beijing’s road and belt initiative, China’s
President Xi Jinping wrote on Sunday.


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LVMH’s Institut des Métiers d’Excellence Strengthens Partnership With Italy

FLORENCE — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is strengthening its vocational training model as its Institut des Métiers d’Excellence has signed three partnerships in Italy.
The announcement was made at Palazzo Pucci, which houses IME’s Italian headquarters, during a ceremony that celebrated last year’s graduates and marked the official beginning of IME’s second academic year in Italy.
The three partnerships will focus on training future talents in artisanal and retail skills. A program teaching technical expertise in assembling women’s footwear has been introduced with the Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza, near Padua. The course includes 500 hours of theoretical and laboratory classes and 400 hours of internship in a LVMH company, including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Rossimoda.
Retail-wise, a “Master in Luxury, Customer Adviser” has been added to the offer, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. Entirely in English, the 1,500-hour course has been developed by Venice’s Università Ca’ Foscari and its Challenge School division.
Both courses will be funded by Italy’s Veneto region, while the Emilia-Romagna region will fund a third, soon-to-be-launched program training men’s shoe artisans and developed by the Berluti Académie du Savoir-faire in Ferrara.
Each apprenticeship alternates between theoretical education at the schools and practical training at the LVMH

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Merck KGaA says might strike partnership deal this year

German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines with a rival as early as this year, but more likely in 2019, its drug research and development chief said on Sunday.


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Moncler Strengthens Partnership With UNICEF

WARMER HEART: Moncler has strengthened the partnership with UNICEF — the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — as part of the “Warmly Moncler” charity project. Launched in January, the initiative aims to provide clothes and survival kits to children and families in need who live in areas around the world with harsh winter weather conditions.
In particular, the outerwear specialist and the charity association, which operates in 192 countries, pledged to provide thermal blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, socks and shoes, in addition to fuel to warm up homes and schools. Clean water, food and medicines will be also included in the survival kits.
In addition, Moncler will now support UNICEF in favoring access to education to children and kids.
Thanks to the company’s contribution, more than 27,000 children and families mainly living in Nepal and Mongolia will benefit from this project.
To further raise awareness on the mission and activities implemented with UNICEF, the label will dedicate corners to the project in its Moncler Enfant store in Milan and flagship store in Aoyama, Tokyo, on Thursday and Oct. 20, respectively.
Established in Grenoble, France, in 1952, Moncler was acquired by Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini in 2003 and is publicly listed on Milan’s Stock Exchange.

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